AZ League Connection

The League's Monthly Online Newsletter

Issue 170: June 2017

League Named “Best Industry Trade & Professional Association” by AZ Capitol Times

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns was named “Best Industry Trade & Professional Association” Tuesday night at The Best of the Capitol 2017 event sponsored by the Arizona Capitol Times. The League was chosen by popular vote of the subscribers to the publication.

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2017 League Annual Conference

Registration for the 2017 League Annual Conference is now open! The conference will be held in Tucson at the Hilton El Conquistador, August 22 - 25.

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League Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns offers four levels of sponsorship through its annual conference.

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2017 New Laws Report

The 2017 New Laws Report of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns is now available. The Report is designed to serve as a guide to those enactments of the first regular session of the 53rd Arizona Legislature that have demonstrable impacts on municipalities.

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League Welcomes Pension Policy Analyst to Staff

The League welcomes Nick Ponder who recently joined staff as Pension Policy Analyst. Nick will be assisting cities and towns with pension issues.

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League Staff to Travel the State to Give Legislative Update

The NLC Service Line Warranty program recently released a webinar that will look at the issue of lead in water service lines and provide practical solutions for cities to use.

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NLC Service Line Warranty Webinar

During the summer months, the League’s legislative staff will travel throughout the state to report on activities of the legislative session that have an impact on cities and towns.

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League Pre-Conference Session Preview

Matt Lehrman, principal of Audience Avenue LLC is an expert in public engagement, group problem-solving and consensus building. In August he will facilitate the pre-conference session at the League Annual Conference.

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Mayor Spotlight: Mayor Jose Yepez, City of Somerton

Mayor Jose Yepez ran for Somerton City Council as a write-in candidate so that he could be at the table where decisions were made about his hometown. Having served on council for 16 years, Mayor Yepez is committed to his community and making a difference as mayor.

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Legal Corner: Drone Update – Model Aircraft Exempt from Registration

In December 2015, the FAA implemented registration requirements for model aircraft. This month’s Legal Corner covers a recent opinion from the United States Court of Appeals regarding these registration requirements.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events

The League has a variety of opportunities, trainings and upcoming events that may be of interest in the coming months.

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City & Town Throwback

What were cities and towns celebrating this time last year? Five years ago? 50 years ago? Take a look into the past at some of our city and town stories from years gone by in the City & Town Throwback!

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